Not all Certified Access Specialists are created equal.

Did you know that California has certified over 800 individuals as “Access Specialists” since 2008? And did you know that less than 100 of these access specialists — referred to as a “CASp” or a Certified Access Specialist (where the “p” stands for program) perform inspections for private commercial property owners, management firms and their […]

ADA “drive-by scam” devastates Arizona business.

Imagine this … you open your mailbox and find a letter from the IRS stating that you owe $80,000 in back taxes and you’re under audit! How does your stomach feel? Sick?  Like you just ate some bad sushi?  Well, that’s how thousands of Arizona business owners are feeling lately. For all of us Californian […]

What apartment owners must know about companion animals.

There are so many “myths and misinformation” regarding companion animals floating around out there, it is no wonder why so many apartment owners and managers get into deep trouble when trying to address this topic with a current or prospective resident. Companion animal rules apply to the resident as well as anyone associated with the […]

Low hanging fruit for disabled plaintiffs: breaking down the structure of an ADA lawsuit – Part 3

Back in May and June of 2015, I wrote a two-part series on ADA activist attorneys and their methods in bringing ADA-lawsuits against small, medium and large businesses. That was almost two years ago! Guess what? It hasn’t got any better, in Guess what? It hasn’t got any better; in fact, it has gotten worse. […]

ADA Education and Reform Act – Pros and Cons

All of us who work in the commercial retail arena have been dealing with ADA lawsuits for decades. I have personally seen multiple access reform bills come and go while watching the increase in frivolous access suits ravage this country. It is time to hit this problem head on. One bill was introduced in the […]